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Robert L. Nelson

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Director and MacCrate Research Ch...

American Bar Foundation
750 N. Lakeshore Drive 4Th Floor
Chicago , Illinois 60611
United States

Company Description: Established in 1952, the American Bar Foundation is the preeminent research center for the empirical study of law and legal institutions in society. It serves as a...   more

Employment History


  • Ph.D. , sociology
    Northwestern University
  • J.D. , sociology
    Northwestern University
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Research faculty profiles - American Bar Foundation, 16 Oct 2014 [cached]
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Robert L. Nelson ABF Director & MacCrate Research Chair in the Legal Profession Focus: The social organization of law practice and the relationship between law and social inequality. Research has addressed transformations in the legal profession, the role of corporate counsel, gender...
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Robert L. Nelson - American Bar Foundation, 5 Feb 2014 [cached]
Robert L. Nelson
Robert L. Nelson headshot
ABF Director & MacCrate Research Chair in the Legal Profession 750 N. Lake Shore Drive 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60611
Robert L. Nelson is the Director of the American Bar Foundation, the MacCrate Research Chair in the Legal Profession at the ABF, and professor of sociology and law at Northwestern University. He...
Latest finding: Sep 24, 2008, with John P. Heinz, John P. Heinz, Robert L. Nelson, Rebecca L. Sandefur and Edward O. Laumann
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Letter from the Director & 2010 Highlights - American Bar Foundation, 24 June 2011 [cached]
Robert L. Nelson Director and MacCrate Research Chair in the Legal Profession American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University
Laura Gomez, Robert Nelson
Sandefur and ABF colleagues Robert Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen have met with the leadership of the Legal Services Corporation and state level court administrators to plan a series of possible projects.
Director Robert Nelson gave presentations from the After the JD project on the future of diversity in the legal profession to the Business Breakfast of the Fellows in San Francisco in August and before groups in Chicago, New York City, Columbia, Missouri, Washington, D.C., and Omaha.
JURIST's Paper Chase - Law School News [cached]
Leading law school news today, Northwestern University announces that Professor Robert Nelson has been named the newest director of the American Bar Foundation, an nonprofit institute for sociolegal and other interdisciplinary research.Nelson teaches in the sociology department at Northwestern but also has a courtesy appointment at the Northwestern University School of Law.Among his prolific scholarship he counts an award-winning book on gender discrimination and several publications on the changing nature of the legal profession.
Shari Seidman Diamond - American Bar Foundation, 16 Oct 2014 [cached]
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